Pioneering Genomic Medicine at Stanford: Developing a Personalized Medicine Practice

a SPECTRUM (Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education) Pilot Project

The overall goal of the proposed study is to develop a thorough understanding of the patient's and physician's perspectives towards incorporating genomic medicine in primary care using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Using a mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative approach, the specific aims of the study were to:

  1. Survey and interview primary care patients at Stanford/VA Palo Alto to assess knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding genomics in primary care.
  2. Interview primary care physicians about their confidence levels in and barriers towards incorporating genomic medicine in prumary care at Stanford/VA Palo Alto.
  3. Evaluate temporal trends in the ordering of genetic/genomic tests in primary care practice over the last 10 years.

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Poster presented by Maria Bregendahl, MS at the Spectrum Innovation Research Symposium, January 2016, Stanford, CA

Poster presented by Natalie Downs and Lauren Puryear at the Annual Clinical Genomics Meeting (ACMG), March 2016, Tampa, FL